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The small community of Hömberg today has 370 inhabitants

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Nobody knows the exact age of our village. Hömberg is mentioned in 1344 as "Hohinberg" in the Nassauer Burgfrieden and was part of the court and parish of Nassau. Since the 14th century the vom Stein family had their possessions there. After 1600 there was mining of zinc, copper and lead ores until 1870. Slate mining was carried out in the 17th and 18th century. When the French Revolutionary Army withdrew in 1795, the place was completely burnt down. In the last century the village was dominated by agriculture. Mining and agriculture are reflected in the present coat of arms of Hömberg, since 1991. Tourism has developed steadily since the 1970s. Hömberg is situated at 380 m above sea level on the Lahn heights at the foot of the Westerwald, in the Nassauer Land, i.e. in the heart of the Nassau Nature Park. From here you can enjoy a wonderful view, mostly free of fog, of the Taunus, Hunsrück and Eifel. The size of the district is 478 ha, of which approx. 240 ha are mixed forest and approx. 8 - 10% are settlement and traffic areas. Guests from near and far always like to relax in our forests and fields.